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Is It Possible to Collect Debt from China If the Debtor Has Assets There?- CTD 101 Series

Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Contributors: Meng Yu 余萌
Editor: C. J. Observer

What do you do as a creditor if you have a winning judgment against your debtor in a country other than the one where the debtor has assets or is located?

This post was first published in CJO GLOBAL, which is committed to providing consulting services in China-related cross-border trade risk management and debt collection.We will explain how debt collection works in China below.

What if the judgment requires the debtor to pay you, but he/she still doesn’t? He/She is likely to stay in China, and no longer retains any assets outside of China.

Do you think there’s nothing you can do with it?

No, you shouldn’t believe that the issue comes to “the End” at this point.

You can enforce this judgment in China, even though it was not made by a Chinese court.

China’s courts have greatly changed their attitude toward foreign judgments. They are now as friendly to foreign judgments as those courts in North America or Europe.

Under the latest rules, the judgments of most of China’s major trading partners can be enforced in China. Please refer to our post ‘2022 Guide to Enforce Foreign Judgments in China’.




Photo by Yifei Wong on Unsplash

Contributors: Meng Yu 余萌

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